Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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Accessing gmail folders with mbsync

I am trying to create a replica of the "[Google Mail]/All Mail" folder in my gmail account using mbsync. Using Pattern * in the rc-file mbsync can see all the folders (lables) that I have created and ...
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How to backup a mixed-mode CD with MP3 for the Audio Tracks?

I'm currently in the process a tidying up my CDs, among which there are some PC games with mixed-mode CDs, i.e. they have a data track plus some audio tracks (usually the game's music). In order to ...
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Clonezilla: Split image on multiple DVDs?

I'm using Clonezilla 2.2.3-10 to create a backup-image of a computer. The image is about 44GB in size and fits on my USB drive. It's also possible to restore the image via that USB drive. The problem ...
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Write back partition being resized

I have problem with my mac it don,t boot. After some research i find out that it mark partition as crashed and want to check it. But while checking it say invalid sibling link and can't repair because ...
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Gmvault / got-your-back (gyb) features compare, for decision making

Are there any differences in the way the backups can be done for Gmail, and restored, through Gmvault or got-your-back? Haven't been able to locate a side by side comparison. http://gmvault.org ...
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Can cobian backup make a full backup after x incremental ones, ignoring the days where no file has changed?

I've started using cobian backup on windows, setting folders to save as "incremental" backups. Cobian makes a full backup the first time, then incremental ones, and a new full backup every x ...
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google photo auto-backup, creating duplicates from my new computer

I use google plus's auto-photo backup to auto-save my photos from my computer to google's server. Today, I got a new computer! I moved all my photos to the "My Pictures" directory, then installed ...
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How to go through this duplicity stalled connection?

I am trying to set up backups via duplicity. Here is the use case: ~$ duplicity --encrypt-key CA17A4FA --progress --ssh-options="-l 8192" ~/Documents/ ssh://my.distant.host/save/docs/Documents Local ...
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backup wlc2504 cf card

I dd imaged a CF card for a WLC2504 before upgrading to a new FUS image and now have a backup image of the new running software as well. My question is can I use the pre-update CF image if necessary ...
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Can I restore OSX 10.7 system onto a new SSHD from Time Machine backup before installing it into my iMac

I have a hard disk that doesn't display the recovery partition so I need to install a new drive in my iMac. Can I perform the re-image of the entire system from my Time Machine backup disk while the ...
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Backup VMWare virtual server

I have a virtual server that is constantly running, lately we tried to do a backup for it and we were surprised that the modification date of all the image files is a couple weeks old. We are trying ...
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How to restore/recover an old Firefox cache folder without Firefox moving it to Cache.Trash?

How can I restore an old Firefox cache folder so I can access its' contents? I thought this would be easy, but I was wrong. I have about a dozen old Firefox cache folders, one of which contains a ...
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Wireless NAS / Hard drive with Time Machine backup

I have a Macbook and a couple of Windows Laptops too and would like a in home wireless storage solution with the following capabilities. Ideally I would like to plug in my 2.5" SSD instead of using ...
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TimeMachine: how to rename a folder and all its backups?

I'd like to reorganise part of my system, specifically rename the folder in which I have MacPorts installed. If I just do that without taking care of the TM backups of that directory, TM will insist ...
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backup a dual boot system with clonezilla, one image? clone?

I´m running a dual boot system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. Both systems is on the same hardrive but of course at different partitions. I am happy with my system and want to backup the entire system. ...
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Sudden rise in temperature of new hard drive

I recently (about two weeks ago) got a new hard drive for backups. It's a 3TB WD Green drive and operates externally, in a separate enclosure, connected via eSATA to my Linux home server. What I'm ...
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Windows Server 2012 does not see internal RDX drive, but it shows in the BIOS

We’re running Windows Server Essentials 2012 on a new HP Proliant Server, and we bought both an internal and USB 3.0 external RDX drive with a few 500GB RDX cartridges. We are running into two ...
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Is a cloning of a Hard disk into an img.gz image file a corruption safe backup?

I want to save all the files in my Hard Disk to install a new OS but most of the files are really precious to me. I decided to use dd, namely (following ...
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chkdsk restores unwanted files after restoring ssd from backup

Due to me catching a virus that corrupted my system, i had to set up a clean windows installation. I used Paragon Backup and Recovery to put a working backup on my drive that i created earlier this ...
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How indicative are SMART read & write errors of total failure?

My computer had recently crashed very unusually and began exhibiting slow performance and graphical glitches. I checked my read errors and write errors and they are steadily rising (Like 10/second ...
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Backup from HD Image (Mac)

I am trying to recover a system from a dmg. I copied the dmg onto my Documents folder and select the correct drive as shown: I did this by 1. dragged and dropped `MacIntosh HD` onto the ...
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Cobian Backup: Random, odd errors

I use Cobian Backup 11 (Gravity) to back up directories on my computer and one network file server, onto another network drive. Recently I've had too many times when I noticed the icon blinking to ...
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Backup folders, file conflicts

Planning folder backups (to augment current drive image backup). Looking at SyncBack. Looking at the situation when already file exists in the target. a) if files "the same", nothing done - good. b) ...
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RSnapshot corrupts the USB 3.0 drive on OpenBSD

Been tweaking and tweaking this setup but it is still not working the way it should... Here's what I have done/tried so far. I have an OpenBSD box running version 5.3. An external Lacie USB3.0 drive ...
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Archive directory system with compression for subdirectories - dar?

I have a large (~100GB uncompressed) collection of files that I want to store in < 2GB chunks for backup on a Windows Server based storage system. I'm running Ubuntu on my workstation. The data ...
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What is fastest way to backup a disk image over LAN?

Sometimes I boot sysrescd or a similar live linux on a PC to backup the hardrive over local network to my server. I noticed many times, that the transfer speed is not optimal (slower than HDD and ...
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Windows 7 mountvol and task scheduler

In Windows 7, I have a Task-Scheduler job which run Backup4All, to do a backup of my data. It has provision to run a "pre"-backup batch file, and a "post"-backup batch file, which I have taken ...
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Shadow copy of flash drive in Windows

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! I'm trying to write a script for everyday backup of important info on my PC to NAS. Some of it is on the flash drive ...
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problems with restfs of fsarchiver: it gets stuck

I am having problems restoring my partition on a new SSD. The creation of the archive of my partition went pretty smooth, but I can not restore it. I do not get any error, but it basically gets ...
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After pressing Lenovo One-Key-Recovery button accidentally, there is no way back

my girlfriend has a Lenovo G500s and she pressed the one-key-recovery button accidentally (this has happenned already twice). Now there is no way of booting Windows 8.1 and only the OneKey Recovery ...
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Bare metal recovery from a file backup for windows

Given a file backup (using vss) of the system drive for windows, what additional information is required, to restore it to different hardware so windows will boot up from that? Will SysPrep alone do ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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How to Replicate External Harddrive to Google Drive

I've recently had a scare (near failure) with an external harddrive which I store all my data on. Although I do backup to another external harddrive, I would like to backup to Google Drive. I don't ...
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Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
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How to get backup notification emails to populate spreadsheet / website?

Every night we receive a number of backup notification emails from our customers. These advise whether the backup jobs completed successfully or failed. Monitoring these backups is a manual task - ...
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Syncback: USB serial number in destination field?

In Syncback Pro, I created a profile that is triggered anytime an USB drive is inserted. How can I dynamically create destination folders, whose name is the USB drive serial number? This way I can ...
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Can I set access permissions for files on my SpiderOak network?

Assume I have two devices, one at my home and another at the office. And I want to backup some data from both devices on my SpiderOak network. I want to access my work data from home but don`t want ...
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How to exclude folders from backup

I use the main HDD to make daily incremental backups of the OS partition and an old HDD to backup the main HDD (I plug it only when backing up), but I don't need to backup the 'backup files' again, so ...
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Can I use Macrium (or advice alternative) to complete back-up and restore a whole Windows system?

A friend of mine asked me to have a look at his laptop as, I have verified, it's running slow because of viruses (Nothing odd running, but processor constant at 100%; relatively new PC). I will do a ...
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TimeMachine doesn't want to backup

I'm using the most recent version of Mac OS X (Yosemite with Preview Update 3). However, when I want to activate the TimeMachine I get the error The server may not exist or is unavalable at this ...
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Manually extract files from Windows Home Server 2011 backup?

A drive in my WHS2011 server went down and took all the pictures of our son's first month of life with it. I had StableBit Drive Pool installed, but it seems not to have gotten the pictures onto the ...
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How do I examine or adjust the schedule for duplicity backups?

I am using duplicity on Fedora 20 to keep my machine backed up and I am wondering how to control the start time for backups. Ideally, I would like them to run during early morning hours but the gtk ...
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how to manage SSD / HDD links with Crashplan

I'm using Crashplan on my Mac, with a SSD OS drive, and internal HDD for data (Documents folder). I made a symbolic link from the SDD to HDD for the documents folder, which works fine for things like ...
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Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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Remote Backup Solution

I have a customer who is looking for an extra backup. He already uses Western Digital's cloud backup as well as swapping out his physical backup drives once a week and bringing it offsite. He is ...
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Acronis Back up Recovery

I had Windows 8 Pre-Installed On my laptop. My HDD was GPT. I backed up with Acronis and saved it in a partition in HDD. Once I Installed Linux Alongside Win 8. Unfortunatly My HDD Cleaned Entirly. I ...
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Reading Linksys EA3500 Configuration File

Is there a way to view the configuration of a Linksys EA3500 from a .cfg backup of the router's configuration? What I mean is, can I open the backup file to view the configuration settings of the ...
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'boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible' After restoring backup

I'm trying to restore a backup image (win 7) from HDD1 (Drive letters: C, D, E, F) to HDD2 (G, H). the drive letters remain the same from both HDDs. After restoring, I removed HDD1 and try to boot ...
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slim down Firefox Portable for backup

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com Occasionally, I want to backup the whole folder for safekeeping, but the backup usually takes very long time. I am guessing the reason is that there ...